Oil furnaces are a popular choice for heating homes. Oil furnaces are efficient and most homeowners like them.
However, there are some oil furnace problems, and today we’re going to teach you how to fix them.
- Oil furnace problems can be caused by dirty filters, loose connections, or a lack of proper maintenance.
- Troubleshooting oil furnace problems is simple and requires simply cleaning the filters or checking the connections.
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Reset the thermostat and blower
- Check the thermostat for signs of damage.
- Check that the blower wheel and fan blades aren’t damaged.
- Check the home thermostat for damage.
Clean the air filter
- When the filter gets dirty, it impairs the internal components of the furnace, and this can cause the furnace to fail.
- Change the air filter at least every 30 days.
- Turn off the furnace and disconnect the power source
- Locate and open the drain line
- Use a wet-dry vacuum unit to clear the clogged drain line.
Clean the blower fan
- A dirty blower fan can cause oil furnace problems.
- To clean the blower fan, disconnect the fan from the furnace.
- Scrub the fan with a wire brush to remove any dirt or debris.
- Then, rinse the fan with clear water.
- Connect the fan back to the furnace.
Recalibrate the thermostat
- If the furnace is still running, and the problem is not the sensor, the problem could be the calibration of your thermostat.
- Check if the thermostat is at the right temperature.
- If it isn’t, try resetting it.
- Check if the impellers are clean
It’s possible that your impellers need cleaning.
- An unclean impeller doesn’t allow the system to normalize the pressure and the temperature.
- Check if the blower motor is functioning properly
The blower motor makes sure that the air is distributed properly.
- Check if the blower motor is unclean.
- If it is, clean it and see if it helps.
- Check your filter
Your filter is the filter that makes sure the air is clean.
- If the filter is dirty, the air is not clean and this might cause the furnace to shut down.
- Clean the filter and see if it helps.
- Check if your ducts are blocked
If the ducts are blocked, the system won’t work properly.
- Check where the duct is blocked and remove it.
- If the ducts are clean, the furnace will start working normally.
Replace the furnace
- If your furnace is over 15 years old and only works sometimes, you should consider replacing it.
- Replace the wiring
If your furnace is 15 years or older and the wiring inside is not up to code, you should replace it.
- Repair the furnace
If the wiring is as up-to-date as it can be, and the furnace works sometimes, it might be a problem with the furnace’s parts.